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Fishermen and Hunters can give to fight hunger

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News/LDWF Press) - Anyone purchasing a Louisiana fishing or hunting license, and wishing to make a monetary donation to Hunters for the Hungry (HFH), will be able to do so at the point of sale beginning June 1, 2014.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced today that ACTIVE Network, the agency’s contracted hunting and fishing license vendor, has arranged for vendors to collect monetary donations during the license sales transaction. ACTIVE has provided the necessary software and staff time at no cost to LDWF to make the donation option available to LDWF license buyers.

“We support the Hunters for the Hungry mission and commend ACTIVE for making this fund donation option a simple process for our outdoors men and women,” said LDWF Secretary Robert Barham.

“ACTIVE Network is delighted to team up with our long-time customer, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, on the innovative and inspiring Hunters for the Hungry program that distributes game and fish to the needy in the state,” said Gary Evans, Vice President and General Manager of ACTIVE Outdoors. “Our software now enables hunters and anglers to donate to this worthwhile effort.”

HFH is a non-profit organization that has been working for over 20 years with hunters and fishermen throughout the state to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors by sharing our bounty of wild game and fish in order to combat hunger. When someone donates part or all of their harvest or catch to a designated HFH processor, that donation is processed at no cost to the donor.

The game or fish is then distributed to the needy in the area of donation via food banks, soup kitchens, shelters, and other agencies that can provide high quality protein to those who need it most. In addition to freshly harvested game or fish donations, HFH welcomes monetary donations that can now be made at the purchase point for hunting or fishing licenses. Donated funds assist with the processing and distribution costs of the game and fish donations and with some administrative expenses.

Learn more about the Louisiana Hunters for the Hungry program, their mission and how you can help at hunters4hungrylouisiana.org.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb, or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

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